Body Mass Index Calculator
Enter your weight and your height in the form and press the "Calculate BMI" button.
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|18.5 – 24.9
|25.0 – 29.9
|30.0 and Above
Body Mass Index or
BMI is a tool for indicating weight status in adults. It is
a measure of weight for height. BMI is a reliable indicator
of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease
and death. The score is valid for both men and women but it
does have some limits. The limits are: it may overestimate
body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build
and it may underestimate body fat in older persons and others
who have lost muscle mass.
For people who are considered obese (BMI greater than or equal
to 30) or those who are overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and
have two or more risk factors, the guidelines recommend weight
loss. Even a small weight loss (just 10 percent of your current
weight) will help to lower your risk of developing diseases
associated with obesity.
Talk to your doctor to see if you are at an increased risk
and if you should lose weight. Your doctor will evaluate your
BMI, waist measurement, and others risk factors for heart
disease. People who are overweight or obese have a greater
chance of developing high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol
or other lipid disorders, type 2 diabetes, heart disease,
stroke, and certain cancers, and even a small weight loss
(just 10 percent of your current weight) will help to lower
your risk of developing those diseases.